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LogoEstablished June 1998. Pink Floyd and Roger Waters news from the worlds most respected Pink Floyd/Roger Waters site. Features the latest OFFICIAL news, pictures, reviews, interviews, lyrics, forum, links, and so much more.Now in its 18th big year, Pink Floyd A Fleeting Glimpse continues to attract new audiences. The site is widely acknowledged as a great source for Floyd news and has picked up a massive cult following over the years. (We passed the 50 Million visitor mark way back in Nov 2012!) A Fleeting Glimpse (Or AFG as its become known) is used by a cross section of the Floyd/Waters online community, including new fans & crusty old fossils, who spend all their life researching Pink Floyd. I fit into the latter category by the way, having been a Floyd fan since 1966. My name is Col Turner, and I run this site on behalf of fans all over the planet. Without your contributions the site could not exist. If you have anything Floyd related that you think may be of interest, drop us a line (col@pinkfloydz.com)  Don't forget, in the best Pink Floyd tradition, there are several hidden links on this site, can you find them? Col Turner ~ Gold Coast, Australia
 
 

No Spoilers Here! We will not be publishing David Gilmour Tour 'Spoilers' on this page, so if you want to keep up with what's going on, you need to visit our TOUR SECTION and take the appropriate link/s.
 
New Site Update
Well the new site nears completion with most of the pages now coded up and ready to go. Still some content to be added and a LOT of technical guff to overcome but at current rate we hope to have the new site up and running in June (May if all goes well). We've kept a lot of content from this current site (and in fact are bringing back old favourite's such as 'Pink Floyd Millionaire') and added a lot of new material. This process has now taken almost a year, with most weeks around 40 - 60 hours work done! If you feel you want to make a small contribution towards these efforts, please click the donate button above. Thanks!
 
Remember This? We are advised that it's not the Coachella Festival Roger will be appearing at, instead it's a concert at Coachella around 4th or 5th October. (Filed March 12) NOW SEE THIS As you can see we first got a whiff of the Mega Concert in October at Coachella way back on March 12th. We we are reliably informed that we were the first site in the world (in any shape or form) to feature the news. This is going to be Massive and will feature Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, The Who, Neil Young and of course Roger Waters. Shows you the benefit of having reliable sources, so we can bring you these rumours with confidence.
 
David Gilmour - Rome In July Please see our dedicated Tour Section for More Details.
 

David & Polly at book signing in Toronto 30 March
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North American Tour Update Due to final production tweaks, which have produced improved sightlines, a few hundred additional seats have just been released for most venues (with the exception of Chicago Auditorium and Radio City Music Hall). These are on sale NOW and can be booked via This Link.
 
David Gilmour Mini Concert On Jimmy Kimmel Show David will be appearing on the Jimmy Kimmel show on Mar 28th (Hollywood Boulevard LA). At the time of writing there were still FREE TICKETS to the concert. We are advised that the concerts take place at a very small outdoor lot behind studio - maybe up to 500 people. It's understood that these Mini Concerts are recorded for broadcast at a later date (sometimes up to a month later). If we find out the broadcast date we will be sure to let you know. UPDATE Songs played at Mini Concert were 'In Any Tongue', High Hopes', 'Today', 'Rattle That Lock' & 'Wish You Were Here'. The only song that went to air was 'Rattle That Lock'. Here's a whole bunch of brilliant photos and a couple of private videos. Official Videos - You can now view 'Rattle That Lock' & 'Wish You Were Here'. In Any Tongue and High Hopes will be broadcast in June
 
David Gilmour To Perform At Pompeii - Official Mark this one in your diary. David Gilmour will be performing two shows at Pompeii on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th July 2016. Rolling Stone had originally reported that David will probably play at the site's Roman Amphitheatre, rather than the Large Theatre where the documentary "Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii" was made. However, it's since been clarified that David will be performing at Pompeii’s Roman Amphitheatre, scene of the original Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii. (Confused? Rolling Stone completely messed up that story because the Roman Amphitheatre was in fact where Pink Floyd performed). David will have an audience this time, the stone Amphitheatre can hold about 2,000 It's understood that the concert/s will be filmed in high definition and then screened in theaters for three days before going to DVD. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday 22nd March at 1pm CET – from DavidGilmour.com.Tickets are priced at €300 each plus a 15% booking fee.You will be limited to two tickets per person for one show only (not both). (First filed Thursday 17 March)
 
1970-75-78 Pink Floyd - Genesis Commemorative Set Currently there's a super special offer from Rock Music Memorabilia on their Pink Floyd/Genesis box set. This box set is MASSIVE and if you order now you can get a bonus 2 full size posters signed by Freddy Bannister, numbered and personalised. (Valued at £49.90) Tell them AFG sent you!
 
A Little Bird Remember where you read this first! We had a whisper that a certain Roger Waters looks like appearing at Foro del Sol (Mexico) on Oct 1st. We are also told that he will perform at the Coachella Festival but are waiting on more info about this, so stay tuned! UPDATE We are advised that it's not the Coachella Festival Roger will be appearing at, instead it's a concert at Coachella around 4th or 5th October. (Filed March 12)
 
4 hour Retrospective on the Essener Pop & Blues Festivals 69 & 70 German TV show Rockpalast will broadcast a 4 hour retrospective on the1969 & 1970 Essener Pop & Blues Festivals . The broadcast is touted to include excerpts from both shows, contemporary TV reports, and concert specials. Of interest to Pink Floyd fans is that Pink Floyd performed at the 1969 Festival. The promoter of the 1969 event (Konrad Mallison) has been in touch and tells us:

TV station WDR Köln/Cologne, covered the first two festivals in Oct. 1969 (that time still 16 mm black/white) and April 1970 (mats colour).  

Now 46 years later they will open their archives and broadcast 4 hours of titles that had not been broadcast before. I hope there will be more from the Pink Floyd 60 minutes appearance.

The program airs on March 28 at 00.45 - 04.45 (German Time, our abacus is busted, please work out your own local time:-) and you can WATCH LIVE UPDATE: What a disappointment! The only Floyd footage shown has been on the internet for years! Just 2 songs in Black & White. Seems this 'event' was over hyped.
 
A Conversation With Matt Gilmour AFG Correspondent Julie Skaggs has done it again. For some years now we have been featuring Julie's reviews and special features on this site. Now Julie brings us another cracker and this time it's a conversation with Matt Gilmour. Matt talks about his new album, the formation of his band 'Patient Wolf' and about his famous father. There's also a Bonus Interview with Danny Johnson, Producer/Engineer of The Grey (Matt's new album) A really nice pair.
 
Blisters On His Fingers? Acclaimed Floyd historian and author Glenn Povey has been busy. On the same day (3 March) as his highly acclaimed 'Echoes: The Complete History of Pink Floyd' was published (see full details in story below) Glenn has brought out another book! This one is called 'Pink Floyd - Giants Of Rock'. (Which is an update of Glenn's 'Treasures of Pink Floyd' published in 2012). This latest book tells the story of one of the most important bands in the history of popular music with words, pictures and the reproduction of memorabilia. The book recounts every decade of the band's existence and every album they recorded. It contains profiles of all five members and discusses the significant influence they had on music and culture across the world. This book is an essential purchase for every fan that wants to immerse themselves in the amazing, surreal and fascinating world of Pink Floyd. You can order the book from Amazon UK | USA | CANADA Here's some more good news! We have a copy of the book to give away to some lucky person. We will make this one easy for you. Drop an email to col@pinkfloydz.com with the subject heading Treasure. Usual stuff, one entry per person, include your mailing address and answer this question. In what year was A Fleeting Glimpse founded? (Head upstairs if you don't know the answer). Comp closes 25 March. Good Luck! AND THE WINNER IS: Marty Burch Bulverde, TX
 
Roger Waters On Canadian TV Roger will be appearing on French Canadian TV on 6 March at 20:00. Roger will be appearing on ' Tout le monde en parle' , which is a very popular show in Quebec. It is said that Roger is currently in Montreal to work with the artist who will be adapting The Wall for the 375th celebration of Montreal in 2017. (Thanks to Paul Cousineau for the heads up)
 
Hand Applied Graphics Purchasers of Roger Waters The Wall 'Super Deluxe Edition' (Since Sold Out) were promised 'Hand Applied Graphics'. These were revealed to be 3000 hand painted boxes, each one numbered and signed by Roger. The boxes were stacked together to form a wall (What else!) and the Brazilian Artist Team Osgemeos painted them in a warehouse in LA. The finished product has now been unveiled to the world and some of Roger's support band turned up in LA on 24 February to officially launch the project.(Thanks to Simon Wimpenny for the picture on the right)
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Grammy Awards Congratulations go to James Guthrie & Joel Plante for winning the Grammy for Best Surround Sound Album (Roger Waters Amused To Death 5.1). Sadly, In the category of 'Best Music Film' the Grammy went to Amy Winehouse for 'Amy', with 'The Wall' missing out. (Nominated were Sean Evans & Roger Waters, video directors; Clare Spencer & Roger Waters, video producers.)
 
Dave KilminsterDavid Gilmour - Special Gig David will be performing a special one-off charity gig in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 24th April. Tickets on sale at 9am (UK) Friday 19 Feb. Priced £25 plus booking fee, available from seetickets.com (Telephone 0871 220 0260), gigsandtours.com (Telephone 0844 811 0051), ticketmaster.co.uk (Telephone 0844 844 0444) and, of course, the Royal Albert Hall Box Office (Telephone 0845 401 5030). (Filed 15 Feb)
 
David Gilmour - More European Dates A further 12 European dates have been announced for David Gilmour's Rattle That Lock Tour later this year. Please see our dedicted Tour Section for More Details.
 
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Poland - Update More details are now available for David Gilmour's previously announced, special concert in Freedom Square, Wrocław, Poland. Taking place on 25 June 2016, the concert will form part of the city’s celebrations as European Capital of Culture 2016. Tickets are Now On Sale The concert will be the first on David Gilmour’s ‘Rattle That Lock’ tour to include a 30-piece orchestra conducted by long term David Gilmour collaborator Zbigniew Preisner and will also include a special guest appearance by Polish pianist Leszek Mozdzer. The special one-off event, located on Freedom Square in front of the National Forum of Music, will be filmed by Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell and broadcast live on Polish TV.
 
Roger Waters Dashes Hopes Of A 2016 Tour Despite the fact that Roger had been planning a tour in 2016, in a new interview he has now said "Well, I’m not about to. It’s very unlikely that I will start touring anywhere this year. These things take a long time. It took me about 10 months to put together The Wall tour. I still have to finish making the record. But, yes, it is my determination to go back on the road". Read Full Article
 
Dave KilminsterThe Ultimate Reference Last January (2015) we revealed that a new edition of Glenn Povey's 'Echoes: The Complete History of Pink Floyd' was on it's way. (Read our review of the original book). It's taken some time but March 3 will see the release of the eagerly awaited 'The Complete Pink Floyd: The Ultimate Reference'. This complete reboot of the original is illustrated with all-new material, including hundreds of photographs and rare memorabilia. Every solo concert has been updated for Waters and Gilmour, and details of the band's many re-released albums have been added, including never before- published research into their earliest recordings from 1965. The original Echoes was a great book but this full upgrade is it essential reference for any serious Pink Floyd fan. This is a MUST HAVE for any Floyd fan and can be pre-ordered from Amazon from any of the following links. Canada | UK | USA There's even more good news. You could WIN a copy of this brilliant book. Simply Take This Link then drop us an email (col@pinkfloydz.com) with the heading Ultimate and tell us where Glenn currently lives! One winner drawn at random, please provide your postal address. Entries close 28 February. No more than one entry per person. Good Luck! AND THE WINNER IS: Matt Krogmeier Kansas USA
 
Syd Barrett Official Website Launch Wednesday 6th January marks what would have been the 70th birthday of Syd Barrett, founder member of the Pink Floyd and one of the most influential musicians in British pop history. To mark the occasion, Syd Barrett’s new official website was launched on 6 January 2016.. Celebrating his unique life and career, both of which continue to inspire and enthral, it is a unique resource that offers an unrivalled insight into this enigmatic musician.The website has been created by those who knew him best - his family and friends. The clean, modern design offers an intimate experience for Syd’s fans, incorporating his favourite colour indigo and offering previously unseen, restored family photographs. sydbarrett.com
 
Do You Own Any RARE Pink Floyd Memorabilia? If you own something RARE relating to Pink Floyd and you would like to negotiate a deal for it on TV then read on! The award-winning Channel 4/ More 4 series Four Rooms is back, and are looking for people who want to sell their desirable Pink Floyd collectables for a life changing amount of money. The Four Rooms dealers are waiting to buy your Pink Floyd collectables and memorabilia - IF it’s the real thing and has an intriguing story! If you are in the UK and have something worthwhile to sell (and agree to do it on TV) then please contact Fourrooms@boundlessproductions.tv or phone 01494 733575
 
Grammy Nominations Two nominations of particular note for the 2016 Grammy Awards. First in the category of 'Best Surround Album'. Amused To Death: Nominated: James Guthrie, surround mix engineer; James Guthrie & Joel Plante, surround mastering engineers; James Guthrie, surround producer (Roger Waters). In the category of 'Best Music Film' The Wall: Nominated: Sean Evans & Roger Waters, video directors; Clare Spencer & Roger Waters, video producers. The awards ceremony will be held on 15 February 2016 and will be televised worldwide by CBS.
 
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